For the past couple of weeks ( oh, let’s be honest~MONTHS!) I have felt like time was slipping by way too fast. I’d wake up in the morning and make all kinds of plans on what I was going to accomplish that day, and then at night would fall into bed having gotten nothing much done at all. Where was all my precious time going?
So for a week or so I paid very careful attention to where I was spending time and what I was spending time on….can you guess what it was? Yep, the Internet! It is just sooooo easy to get sucked into that wonderful, beautiful, addictive space where I can admire photos, connect with friends, and find out about all the latest sales, trends, recipes, you name it!
But in the meanwhile I am not LIVING my own life and getting MY projects done! It is really hard NOT to be online…my job is done online, I write my blog while online, I communicate with a lot of followers online. But I really needed to set some limits, especially when I found that I was getting back and neck aches probably from poor posture while online!
So for the past week or so I have tried very hard to set an online schedule for myself. Some days it was easier than others ( I really do agree with people who say that being online is like a drug~you become very addicted to it), but I would give myself time to be online just 3 times a day, once in the morning, then at lunchtime, and then again in late afternoon or early evening.( Thankfully I never turned on the notifications feature on my phone or Ipad so that really helps!) And you know what? It made a big difference! I have had so much more time to get projects done, and have had so much fun working on MY stuff! Being creative is all about creating after all, and not ogling other’s projects on the ‘net’ ( although I will admit that sometimes the inspiration is great!).
Anyway, if you find yourself not having time for anything, take a good look at your online activity and try to limit your time. I think you will be much happier for it! Why not give it a try for just one week and see what you think. And then let me know here or via email or in the Fb group if you found it made a difference.
Just to prove how much more extra time I had this past week, have a look at the photos sprinkled throughout this post….I got all these things done with my newly “found” time! ( And I have to tell you that my house is looking pretty darn good too :D)
Before I go just a reminder that Kristie released her pattern for September in our FREE Merry Christmas sew along ( click here) and I will be releasing my version on the 25th of September! We are having so much fun with these and hope you are too!
Until next time~happy creating!
P.S. Here are some links to projects you see in these pictures, if you are interested:
Bee Happy SAL with Lori Holt: Lori’s website, click here.
For templates, click here.
I Love Home BOM by Jacquelynne Steves: Click here for more info.
Splendid Sampler book: Click here for book.
Free printable organizer pages: Click here.
Home Sweet Home project: Click here. It can be found under September challenge~House quilt.
Recipe for Pineapple Squares: Go to my recipe page or click here.
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